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Bay Area Boy Scout Council Presents Rosendin Electric CEO Tom Sorley with "Good Scout" Award for 2011

October 10, 2011

Bay Area Boy Scout Council Presents Rosendin Electric CEO Tom Sorley with "Good Scout" Award for 2011

The San Francisco Bay Area Boy Scout Council has honored Tom Sorley, Chairman and CEO of Rosendin Electric (, the nation's largest private electrical contractor and a 100% employee-owned company, as its 2011 "Good Scout" Honoree.

Having previously served on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America for a number of years, Sorley remains extremely active in supporting the Scouts. The accolade as "Good Scout" for 2011 was bestowed on Sorley for his  support of the Bay Area Boy Scout over the years, and for his leadership in the construction industry. The award also recognizes the ongoing role that Rosendin Electric continues to play in supporting Bay Area scouting, and the contribution the company makes to Bay Are communities.

The award was presented at the 33rd Annual Construction Industry Lunch-O-Ree, an industry fund-raising luncheon that generates more than $300,000 annual for local Boy Scout programs. This year's Lunch-O-Ree, held at the San Francisco Hilton Union Square, was attended by Mike Montgomery, Head Men's Basketball Coach for the Cal state Bears.

"The future of the construction industry and the future of our country are in the hands of today's youth, which is why I am such an avid supporter of scouting," Sorley said. "Few organizations imbue the kind of values and sense of self-reliance as the Boy Scouts. I know that many of today's Scouts' will be tomorrow's electricians and construction engineers, and I am proud to support even a small part in shaping their future."

Sorley also serves on advisory boards at Arizona State University, Cal Poly University, the Building Futures Council, The Beavers, and was the former Chairperson for the Design Build Institute of America. In 2011, Sorley was elected to the National Academy of Construction. He is also an active Member with the Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT) and has worked extensively with AGC on their initiatives to improve productivity in the construction industry as well as several joint committees for IBEW/NECA.